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SKammerlocher
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SKammerlocher

Hi, 

I have implemented the YouTube-Tracking from your page and it works perfectly for Adobe Analytics. But as soon as I add in the extension to my utag.link the google variable "ga_eventCategory" nothing works any more. Can you please help me? Do you know what the problem is? 
Thanks,

Sophie

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Tealium Employee

@SKammerlocher

Are you able to provide a screenshot of the extension or a snippet of the code that you're updating that is causing this to break? 

Thanks!
-Dan

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Tealium Employee

@SKammerlocher I think I've just answered a ticket for this exact thing - not sure if it was you, or if it's a big coincidence?

Basically you need to add in the ga_event variables in to the video tracking script - OR so that you don't need to change existing code, and as you have said that is causing problems - as the variables are already being set for Adobe you can use a Set Data Values extension, scoped to the GA tag to translate them for GA.   

For example: 

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Send Video Data to Google Analytics

SKammerlocher
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SKammerlocher
Thank you @steve_lake. It works perfectly now!

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Tealium Employee

That's great.  Glad to have helped.